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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Sava of Gornji Karlovac''' (Serbian: Свети свештеномученик Сава горњокарловачки) was born as Svetozar Trlajić( Светозар Трлајић), the son of Stefan and Jelisaveta (maiden name Karakašević). He was born in Mol on [[July 19]], 1884. He completed primary school in his hometown, grammar school in Novi Sad, and [[seminary]] in Sremski Karlovci. Sava graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, and passed the qualifying examination for judges at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb.  
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Sava of Gornji Karlovac''' (Serbian: Свети свештеномученик Сава горњокарловачки) was a [[bishop]] of the [[Church of Serbia]] who during World War II was arrested, tortured, and [[martyr]]ed by enemy Italian and Croatian personnel.
  
 
== Life ==
 
== Life ==
Timisoara Bishop [[ordination|ordained]] him [[deacon]] on the 19th and later presbyter on the 29th of the same month. As [[parish]] [[priest]] he performed his duties in Peška and Bašaid. At the beginning of 1927, he was elected officer and later main secretary of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops. Being a widower, he took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows on [[October 27]], 1929 in the Krušedol Monastery. Soon afterwards he became protosyncellos and [[archimandrite]], and was appointed the head of the Krušedol Monastery. On [[September 30]], 1934, Sava was elected the [[auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] of Srem. Patriarch Varnava consecrated him, accompanied by Timok Bishop Emilijan, Niš Bishop Jovan, Zahumlje-Herzegovina Bishop Tihon and Zletovo-Strumica Bishop Simeon, in Sremski Karlovci. He was elected Bishop of Gornji Karlovac on [[June 22]], 1938. After the death of Pakrac Bishop Miron in 1941, he was named administrator of Pakrac Diocese.
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Svetozar Trlajić (Светозар Трлајић) was the son of Stefan and Jelisaveta (maiden name Karakašević). He was born in Mol on [[July 19]], 1884. His education included primary school in his hometown, grammar school in Novi Sad, and [[seminary]] in Sremski Karlovci. Svetozar graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade and passed the qualifying examination for judges at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb.  
  
== Martyrdom ==
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He was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] by Timisoara Bishop and then [[presbyter]] ten days later. As a [[parish]] [[priest]] he performed his duties in Peška and Bašaid. At the beginning of 1927, he was elected an officer and later principal secretary of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops. Being a widower, he took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows on [[October 27]], 1929 in the Krušedol [[Monastery]], being [[tonsure]]d with the name Sava. Soon afterwards he became protosyncellos and [[archimandrite]], and was appointed the head of the Krušedol Monastery. On [[September 30]], 1934, Sava was elected [[auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] of Srem. He was consecrated in Sremski Karlovci by Patriarch Varnava, Timok Bishop Emilijan, Niš Bishop Jovan, Zahumlje-Herzegovina Bishop Tihon, and Zletovo-Strumica Bishop Simeon. He was elected Bishop of Gornji Karlovac on [[June 22]], 1938. After the death of Pakrac Bishop Miron in 1941, he was also named administrator of Pakrac [[Diocese]].
  
At the beginning of World War II in 1941, he refused a proposal, given to him by the Italian occupational forces, to leave the [[diocese]] and go to Belgrade. He was arrested on [[July 17]], 1941, and confined, together with three other Serbian priests and thirteen eminent Serbs, into a stable of an Ustasa Josip Tomljenović in Plasko. After experiencing awful torture, Bishop Sava and the priests Bogoljub Gaković, Đuro Stojanović and Stanislav Nasadilo were chained and taken to Gospic on [[July 19]]. They were tortured there until the middle of August, when Bishop Sava was taken together with 2000 Serbs in the direction of Velebit Mountain. Somewhere on this mountain he drained the cup of [[martyr]] death together with thousands of the Orthodox Serbs. The site where Bishop Sava died is still unknown.
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=== Martyrdom ===
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At the beginning of World War II in 1941, he refused a proposal, given to him by the Italian occupational forces, to leave the [[diocese]] and go to Belgrade. He was arrested on [[July 17]], 1941, and confined, together with three other Serbian priests and thirteen eminent Serbs, in a stable of an Ustasa Josip Tomljenović in Plasko. After experiencing awful torture, Bishop Sava and the priests Bogoljub Gaković, Đuro Stojanović and Stanislav Nasadilo were chained and taken to Gospic on [[July 19]]. They were tortured there until the middle of August, when Bishop Sava was taken together with 2000 Serbs in the direction of Velebit Mountain. Somewhere on this mountain he suffered a martyr’s death together with thousands of other Orthodox Serbs. The site where Bishop Sava died is still unknown.
  
== Canonization ==
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=== Canonization ===
At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in 1998, Bishop Sava was canonized and entered into the list of the names of the Serbian Church [[saint]]s as [[hieromartyr]].
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In 1998, at the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Sava was canonized and entered into the list of the names of the Serbian Church [[saint]]s as [[hieromartyr]].
  
 
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Our father among the saints Sava of Gornji Karlovac (Serbian: Свети свештеномученик Сава горњокарловачки) was a bishop of the Church of Serbia who during World War II was arrested, tortured, and martyred by enemy Italian and Croatian personnel.

Life

Svetozar Trlajić (Светозар Трлајић) was the son of Stefan and Jelisaveta (maiden name Karakašević). He was born in Mol on July 19, 1884. His education included primary school in his hometown, grammar school in Novi Sad, and seminary in Sremski Karlovci. Svetozar graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade and passed the qualifying examination for judges at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb.

He was ordained deacon by Timisoara Bishop and then presbyter ten days later. As a parish priest he performed his duties in Peška and Bašaid. At the beginning of 1927, he was elected an officer and later principal secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops. Being a widower, he took monastic vows on October 27, 1929 in the Krušedol Monastery, being tonsured with the name Sava. Soon afterwards he became protosyncellos and archimandrite, and was appointed the head of the Krušedol Monastery. On September 30, 1934, Sava was elected Auxiliary Bishop of Srem. He was consecrated in Sremski Karlovci by Patriarch Varnava, Timok Bishop Emilijan, Niš Bishop Jovan, Zahumlje-Herzegovina Bishop Tihon, and Zletovo-Strumica Bishop Simeon. He was elected Bishop of Gornji Karlovac on June 22, 1938. After the death of Pakrac Bishop Miron in 1941, he was also named administrator of Pakrac Diocese.

Martyrdom

At the beginning of World War II in 1941, he refused a proposal, given to him by the Italian occupational forces, to leave the diocese and go to Belgrade. He was arrested on July 17, 1941, and confined, together with three other Serbian priests and thirteen eminent Serbs, in a stable of an Ustasa Josip Tomljenović in Plasko. After experiencing awful torture, Bishop Sava and the priests Bogoljub Gaković, Đuro Stojanović and Stanislav Nasadilo were chained and taken to Gospic on July 19. They were tortured there until the middle of August, when Bishop Sava was taken together with 2000 Serbs in the direction of Velebit Mountain. Somewhere on this mountain he suffered a martyr’s death together with thousands of other Orthodox Serbs. The site where Bishop Sava died is still unknown.

Canonization

In 1998, at the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Sava was canonized and entered into the list of the names of the Serbian Church saints as hieromartyr.

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Sava of Gornji Karlovac
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Bishop of Gornji Karlovac
1938-1941
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